Agenda

Day 1
14 May 2019
Day 2
15 May 2019

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Presenting Company Exhibits Open Follow @ZellLurie; #MidwestGCS

Lunch Reception

The lunch buffet will open at 11:30. The welcome and keynote address will be from 12-1:00 p.m. in the ballroom.

Keynote Speaker – Dixon Doll, DCM

Dixon Doll, Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus of DCM Ventures (Silicon Valley), will open this year's Midwest Growth Capital Symposium. Welcome remarks will be provided by David J. Brophy of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity at the University of Michigan. Michigan Venture Capital Association comments will be provided by Ara Topouzian.
Dixon Doll

Company Presentations I

Life Sciences
Facilitator:
1:20 p.m.
1:32 p.m.
1:44 p.m.
1:56 p.m.
2:08 p.m.

Company Presentations II

IT/ Software
Facilitator:
1:20 p.m.
1:32 p.m.
1:44 p.m.
1:56 p.m.
2:08 p.m.

Panel Session I

Presented by Arboretum Ventures
Tim Petersen

Panel Session II

Presented by Draper Triangle Ventures
Jonathan Murray

Company Presentations I

Medical Device / Healthcare IT
Facilitator:
3:50 p.m.
4:02 p.m.
4:14 p.m.
4:26 p.m.
4:38 p.m.
4:50 p.m.

Company Presentations II

IT / Software / Tech
Facilitator:
3:50 p.m.
4:02 p.m.
4:14 p.m.
4:26 p.m.
4:38 p.m.
4:50 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us at the Marriott for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Hal Davis will perform with his Jazz trio.

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Breakfast Buffet Opens Follow @ZellLurie; #MidwestGCS

Panel Session I

Panel presented by Venture Investors
Jim Adox

Panel Session II

Panel presented by Pepper Hamilton
Michael Temple

Company Presentations I

Medical Device / Healthcare IT
Facilitator:
10:05 a.m.
10:17 a.m.
10:29 a.m.
10:41 a.m.
10:53 a.m.

Company Presentations II

IT / Software / Tech
Facilitator:
10:05 a.m.
10:17 a.m.
10:29 a.m.
10:41 a.m.
10:53 a.m.

Tech Transfer Pitch Track

Tech Transfer Pitch Track
Russ Straate, Office of Tech Commercialization, University of Minnesota; Frank Urban, Innovation Center, Michigan State University; Ken Massey, Venture Development, Wayne State University; Michael Psarouthakis, Tech Transfer Venture Center, University of Michigan
Ken Massey
Cheryl Turnbull
Russ Straate
Michael Psarouthakis

Keynote Speaker: Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz

Scott Kupor, Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, and Jan Garfinkle, Founder and Managing Partner of Arboretum Ventures, will close this year's Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and open the VC University Live Seminar (May 15-17).
Scott Kupor

Post-MGCS: Biomedical Innovation Cup Pitch Event

Join U-M Fast Forward Medical Innovation for this annual competition as teams of biomedical innovators, from the University of Michigan and across the State, step into the spotlight to pitch their products to a panel of venture capital leaders. FREE.